It’s time to see how much attention you’ve been paying to the news in the past week or so. From The Oklahoman’s news copy editors and designers, here’s a quiz.
1. Republican John McCain said four Arizonans who ran for president all failed. They are McCain himself in 2000, former Gov. Bruce Babbit, Rep. Morris Udall and:
a) Sen. Barry Goldwater.
b) Sen. Bob Dole.
c) Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.
2. A plane abandoned in Sierra Leone held:
a) 231 angry passengers.
b) 540 endangered birds
c) 1,540 pounds of cocaine.
3. Iraqi police, dealing with increasing numbers of women suicide bombers, are trying to catch them with the help of:
a) Iraqi women volunteers.
b) Portable X-ray technology which can look under their abayas.
c) American military women.
4. More than 40 nations have agreed to work for a Middle East zone free of what?
a) Identifying clothing — if they don’t know the enemy, they can’t fight.
b) Weapons of mass destruction.
c) Fighting words, with changes to free-speech provisions.
5. Two school buildings under construction in Dibble are expected to provide more weather safety and increase energy efficiency. How?
a) The concrete buildings are well-insulated and dome-shaped.
b) They have energy windmills and specialized tornado sirens.
c) They have fewer windows along with underground safe rooms.
6. Miami-based TracFone Wireless is suing in federal court to try and halt this practice, although it isn’t technically illegal:
a) Unlocking the software of a personal cell phone.
b) Changing a phone’s cover to make it look like a more expensive model.
c) Using another company’s phone on the network.
7. About half the nation’s governors met to discuss:
a) A candidate to endorse for the presidency.
b) Moving beyond corn-based fuel.
c) How to manage overwhelmed mass-transit systems.
8. Experts in self-promotion say if you want to get ahead, you should keep a running record of your accomplishments and:
a) Always wear a nametag.
b) Make sure your boss always has coffee.
c) Leave your job the moment it becomes clear you won’t be promoted.
9. Money magazine ranked Norman No. 6 in its annual list of best places to live. What was the only other city in the state to make the list?
10. What could one day be a popular spot for brides and grooms to tie the knot?
a) An Amtrak train click-clacking into Kansas.
b) An open-air wedding chapel at the top of Mount Scott.
c) In space aboard a Rocketplane.
11. OSU fans have voted, and the results are in: They want a simpler look honoring the past for the:
a) Basketball court.
b) Centerpiece courtyard for the athletic village.
c) Pizza served at the Hideaway.
12. The EPA has proposed rules to allow power companies to do this with carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants:
a) Release it into the air over smaller cities.
b) Inject it into the ground where it won’t contribute to climate change.
c) Limit emissions by use of scrubbing technology.
13. A 49-year-old Henryetta man plans to use a $1.3 million jackpot from Hot Lotto to:
a) Quit his job and move to Hawaii.
b) Buy a house with a swimming pool.
c) Buy the company where he works and run it his way.
14. Some people say this is driving down movie rentals and sales:
a) Seeing movies in fancy new theaters.
b) Watching television.
c) Downloading movies.
15. MillerCoors is choosing a site for its new joint headquarters in:
b) Golden, Colo.
16. Major League Baseball is studying the use of these and safety issues:
a) More nets and fences to stop foul balls.
b) Maple bats, because of breakage.
c) Ballpark hot dogs.
17. Massachusetts is taking steps to eliminate a ban on out-of-staters doing this:
a) Getting married, if it is illegal to do so in their home states.
b) Playing the Massachusetts lottery.
c) Opening a bar near Fenway Park.
18. Embattled Oklahoma County Commissioner Brent Rinehart has produced a comic book that portrays:
a) An angel siding with Rinehart.
b) A superhero cleaning up county politics.
c) A county official elected governor by unanimous consent.
19. Yoga practioners call this “sheetali pranayama” and use it to cool down even on the hottest days of summer:
a) Stand on your head and wiggle your feet.
b) Stick out your tongue and control your breathing.
c) Put your head in the icebox and breathe deeply.
20. A Cimarron County publisher gave a $50 bounty to Gov. Brad Henry because:
a) The governor stopped a cattle rustler.
b) Henry visited the Panhandle county.
c) He was contributing to his campaign warchest.
How did you do on the quiz? Here are the correct answers:
1-A; 2-C; 3-A; 4-B; 5-A; 6-A; 7-B; 8-A; 9-B; 10-C; 11-A; 12-B; 13-B; 14-C; 15-C; 16-B; 17-A; 18-A; 19-B; 20-B.